[Ilugc] Two very interesting links +1

Rajagopal Swaminathan raju.rajsand at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 00:36:39 IST 2012


Greetings,

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Guruprasad <lgp171188 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And this one for students looking for "projects":
>> http://www.ted.com/talks/vinay_venkatraman_technology_crafts_for_the_digitally_underserved.html
>
> Imho, this should have been tagged OT.
>

Hope you have watched the above video fully.

The point I wanted to make was about the ingenuity.

The above was an example of use of COTS in interesting ways.

Imagining where a pointer would cause and looking for stack/buffer
overflows in open source software is interesting.

But these kinds of project can fire imagination of young students in
the direction of using existing resources and building the little
"glue-on" parts which will help them learn greatly. Given it is
hardware, did anybody notice the mention of Microcontroller bit in the
health check jugaad?

I reckon this forum is for free and open source:
software/hardware/ideas/information.

The raison d'etre for this post the fact that many requests for
project ideas seen on this list in the past few years by students.

"Openness is a prerequisite to expansion" -- <me>

-- 
Regards,

Rajagopal


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